Bangbelly is a Newfoundland, Canada, baked dessert.
Bangbelly is made from cooked rice, flour, molasses, baking powder, raisins, cubed salt pork (partially-fried first) and spices (cinnamon, allspice, clove, nutmeg, etc.)
Some people make Bangbelly from leftover bread soaked in water instead of rice and flour, though using bread makes it more like a bread pudding.
Occasionally eggs are added; you can also add fruit such as blueberries.
Everything is mixed together (including the fat rendered out of the pork while frying), poured into a greased square or rectangular cake pan, and baked for an hour and a quarter in an oven. It develops a crispy pastry outside, while the inside stays “squidgy.”
Bangbelly is a traditional dessert served on Christmas Eve.
Cut Bangbelly into squares to serve.